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John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

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Contest Topic

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917. 

To learn more about political courage, visit Contest Information and FAQs.

All submissions must adhere to contest requirements.

Contest deadline

January 18, 2019.

Recognition and Awards

  • First-place prize:  $10,000          

  • Second-place prize:  $3,000          

  • Five Finalists:  $500 each         

  • Eight Semifinalists:  $100 each     

  • Ten Honorable Mentions

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